Laccario looked a smart and improving colt as he landed the Group One German Derby at Hamburg.

Sixteen horses went to post for this 1 ½ mile contest.

At the start of this 150th renewal, it was the sole English runner Surrey Thunder, who led from Amiro.

Amiro pressed on passing the stands, with Magadan in second, fighting for his head. Behind these came Surrey Thunder and then Mojano.

Racing down the back, Magadan went on, while Quest The Moon took closer order to the outside.

Amiro and Magadan disputed the lead from Surrey Thunder.

Swinging into the home straight, it was a wide open race, with Surrey Thunder challenging the leaders.

Meanwhile, Andrasch Starke moved Quest The Moon to the wide outside and began to close.

But the action unfolded to the inside, where Laccario went on from Django Freeman and this pair went clear.

It was Laccario and Eduardo Pedroza who had the best kick and went on to win by about a length from Django Freeman, with Accon, racing down the wide outside, finishing well for third, just ahead of Quest The Moon and Surrey Thunder.

Laccario, a son of Scalo, trained by Andreas Wohler, was completing a four-timer.